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    5 things to know: 17 October 2017

    From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

    • HNA touts plan for $7.6-billion investment in tourism
    • Resorts World awards $400m of contracts on Vegas asset
    • For UK hotel market, good signs are abundant
    • Storm Ophelia causes widespread damage in Ireland
    • Hotel demand surges ahead of Thailand king’s funeral

    Protecting hotel assets before, after the storm

    The nature of natural disasters, like the hurricanes that struck Florida and Houston, is that they are unpredictable. But hoteliers can take steps to insulate their assets before, during and after the storms. 

    US hotel transactions list

    Updates to this list include: Xenia Hotels & Resorts acquisitions; a Ritz-Carlton rebranding; and more.

    5 things to know: 16 October 2017

    From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

    • Lugar named to federal task force on apprenticeships
    • Prepared hoteliers best set to outride downturns
    • China orders Wanda to close two resort golf courses
    • Yellen predicts rate increases with strong economy
    • Pentahotels taps Staal as president

    Consultants offer advice for getting ahead of downturn

    Hotel owners, operators and developers should focus on basics while not overemphasizing key metrics as they plan for an industry downturn, according to International Society of Hospitality Consultants who participated in a roundtable discussion.

    Hoteliers mobilize teams, connections to do good

    For these hotel companies, philanthropy might start at the top, but it doesn’t end there. Hoteliers share how they motivate their teams to get involved, and use their connections within the industry to make a difference. 

    Choice centers Europe growth on four known brands

    Choice Hotels International’s growth in Europe centers on targeting its top business clients, providing opportunities for leisure travelers to dream and expanding four pillar brands to become household names in the continent. 

    5 things to know: 13 October 2017

    From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

    • MGM disputes shooting timeline
    • Hyatt suffers new data breach
    • Hoteliers put a piece of themselves in charitable works
    • HNA pursued Mantra before AccorHotels deal
    • Airbnb profitability under the microscope in NYC

    Hoteliers bring passion, skills to philanthropy

    Current and former hotel company executives are doing good in their communities and around the world. But they agreed it’s more than the right thing to do; it also makes good business sense.